UT running back Kirk Johnson goes through drills at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Aug. 7, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas RB Kirk Johnson has knee surgery, no timetable set for return

Posted September 14th, 2016

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Texas’ sophomore running back Kirk Johnson had knee surgery for the second time in as many years, and the time frame for his return is unknown.

Johnson was injured last year during Texas’ 48-45 loss to Texas Tech in November, but had been flashing moves during fall camp that were NFL-worthy. in 2015, he totaled eight carries for 44 yards.

As a 2015 recruit from San Jose, Calif., Johnson was considered one of the top 30 running backs in the nation. He rushed for 1,048 yards and scored 12 times as a senior at Valley Christian.

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